THE HANDMAID'S TALE

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AS - Level English Language & Literature Flashcards on THE HANDMAID'S TALE, created by Alpha Wolfrik on 01/04/2016.

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Define Totalitarianism. A regime where it is not possible for citizens to question the authority of the state. the state controls everything.
Define a Dystopian society. An imaginary society that is just about as bad as you can imagine. An utterly horrible or degraded society that is generally headed to an irreversible oblivion, or dystopia.
Define Theocracy. When the church and the state come together and the government believes it can do whatever it wants in the name of religion. *Note- Gilead (the society of The Handmaid's Tale) is a theocracy.*
Define Patriarchal. When men are in power & hold a higher status over women. *Note- Gilead (THMT) has a patriarchal society.*
What is a reactionary? A person who opposes the system and want their former society back. *Note-The narrative of THMT is one of these.*
Particcicution (Made up (neology) - THMT) When people are encouraged to participate in the help of the execution.
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